1828 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1828 in the United Kingdom.
- Monarch - George IV
- Prime Minister - Lord Goderich (Tory) (until 21 January), Duke of Wellington (Tory) (starting 22 January)
- 22 January - The Duke of Wellington succeeds Lord Goderich as Prime Minister with a reforming Tory government.
- 17 April - Royal Free Hospital, established as the London General Institution for the Gratuitous Care of Malignant Diseases by surgeon William Marsden, opens.
- 27 April - London Zoo opens.
- 9 May - Sacramental Test Act removes most prohibitions on nonconformists and Catholics holding public office.
- 21 June - King's College London founded.
- 8 August - William Howley elected as Archbishop of Canterbury (enthroned by proxy 28 August) in succession to Charles Manners-Sutton.
- 11 August - William Corder is hanged at Bury St. Edmunds for the murder of Maria Marten at the Red Barn a year ago.
- 1 October - James Beaumont Neilson patents the hot blast process for ironmaking.
- 25 October - St Katharine Docks opened in London.
- 17 December - Trial of the case of the murderers and body snatchers William Burke and William Hare begins in Edinburgh.
- December - Mary Anning discovers Britain's first pterosaur fossil at Lyme Regis on the south coast.
- Anglo-Ashanti war (1823–1831)
- Henri Ollivier becomes the first Onion Johnny in England.
- The Gentleman's Relish (or Patum Peperium), a type of anchovy paste, is created by John Osborn.
- John Payne Collier produces a script of Punch and Judy.
- Sir Walter Scott's novel The Fair Maid of Perth (or St. Valentine's Day; Chronicles of the Canongate, 2nd series).
- 18 March - William Randal Cremer, politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
- 12 May - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet and painter (d. 1882)
- 31 October - Joseph Swan, physicist and chemist (d. 1914)
- 3 February - Sir Richard Strachan, 6th Baronet, Royal Navy Admiral (born 1760)
- 16 May - William Congreve, inventor and rocket pioneer (born 1772)
- 11 June - Dugald Stewart, philosopher (born 1753)
- 21 July - Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury 1805–1828 (born 1755)
- 4 December - Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born 1770)
- 22 December - William Hyde Wollaston, chemist (born 1766)
- "Icons, a portrait of England 1820-1840". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 255–256. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Garrard, James (2004). Archbishop Howley 1828–1848. The Archbishops of Canterbury Series. Farnham: Ashgate. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-4724-5133-0.
- Gale, W.K.V. (1981). Ironmaking. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications. p. 22. ISBN 0-85263-546-X.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- National Trust (2007). Gentleman's Relish, and Other English Culinary Oddities: a Gourmet's Guide. Warrington: National Trust Books (Anova Books). p. 144. ISBN 1-905400-55-1.